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EDA Tools Software Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0232016 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Entry Level
Job Description

The Frame is a critical component of every wafer that is manufactured by Intel. The frame contains silicon structures that are needed by various lithographic tools for optimal functionality. Intel's Frame Automation Team is responsible for developing automation and specifications to support the Frame.

To keep the process going, we work closely with engineers from Lithography, Process Integration, Device Physics, Circuit Design, and RET (Resolution Enhancement Technology) teams to understand and establish frame structures. We design frame structures so that the next generation of Intel products are the best they can be.

In this job, a typical day might look like the following:

  • Talk to process integration and lithography engineers to understand details of semiconductor processing steps.

  • Talk to a lithography module engineer (scanner alignment, registration/overlay module) to understand tool requirements.

  • Create design specification/rules that allow creation of metrology marks that are compatible with module requirements and process limitations.

  • Create new software modules or use existing software modules to create CAD layouts for key building block of the Frame.

To thrive in our team, you must:

  • Be self-driven and highly motivated and always look for ways to improve the team's work

  • Demonstrated communication skills to convey complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Be a curious learner.

  • Willing to learn about details of semiconductor manufacturing process.

  • Comprehend capabilities and limitations of semiconductor process, requirements of lithography tools, and produce design specifications or software modules under tight deadlines and stringent quality expectations.

  • Flexible mindset, be agile enough to absorb constantly changing requirements and make appropriate trade-offs in terms of scope and schedule.

  • Not let roadblocks frustrate you but let them motivate you to find the best solution.

What we offer:

  • We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products that touch the lives of every person on earth.

  • As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results.

  • We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, life and disability insurance, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation).

  • We provide benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: excellent medical plans, wellness programs, and amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more creative.

This position is for a On-site / Hybrid Temporary Remote.
This is an entry level position and it will be compensated accordingly.


Minimum qualifications are required to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You should possess a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related fields.

  • 6+ months of experience with modelling or creating experiments, related to physical or chemical processes

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ months of experience with the following:

  • Semiconductor processing

  • Lithography

  • Documenting semiconductor process design rules

  • Implementing design rule checks (DRC) (e.g., Calibre, Synopsys ICV, etc.)

  • Semiconductor Device Physics

  • Semiconductor process integration

  • Computing techniques (programming, scripting, data analysis)

Inside this Business Group
As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model
This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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